If you are new to shopping at CVS and would like some tips, check out this article here.
I am going to start doing a combined hot deals/coupon match-ups post. These are not ALL of the deals for the week. These are just the deals that I saw and thought were “hot deals.” (Keep in mind that the amounts of your coupons may vary slightly from what is posted here depending on your area)
FREEBIES: (after ECBs/coupons)
*Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste (4 oz) or 360 Acti-Flex toothbrush – $2.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced printable here
$1/1 Colgate Max White, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Total, Colgate Sensitive Or Colgate Kids Toothpaste, Any 4.0 Oz. + – 08-31-09 SS
*Dyna Pep energy micro-shot (2 pk) – $4.99, get a $4.99 ECB (limit 2 per household)
*Buy Listerine Total Care (16.9 oz), Reach toothbrush (2 pk), or Reach floss (30 yd) – $3.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 3 per household)
$2/1 Reach Toothbrush Or Value Pack, Any – 06-14-09 SS
$3/2 Reach Floss, Listerine Mouthwash, Any 1-Liter +, Reach Toothbrush And/Or Reach Access Flosser, Any – 08-02-09 SS
$1/1 Listerine printable here
BOGO Free Reach toothbrush – 4-26-09 RP
Buy 1 Reach Toothbrush 2 pk – $3.99
Use $2 Reach toothbrush coupon
Spend $1.99 OOP, get a $2 ECB
Buy a combination of 2 Reach Floss, or Reach toothbrushes (the size of mouthwash listed doesn’t work with this deal) – $3.99/each
Use $2 Reach toothbrush ECB
Use $3/2 Listerine/Reach coupon
Spend $2.98 OOP, get a $4 ECB
OTHER ECB DEALS:
*Buy All 2X Ultra detergent (64 loads) – $9.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 2 per household) – get it for $6.99 after coupon and ECBs!
.40/1 printable here
$1/1 All or Surf laundry detergent – 8-2-09 RP
*Buy Aussie (33.8 oz), Pantene (25.4 oz), Herbal Essences or Head & Shoulders (23.7 oz) – $5.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household) – get it for $2.99 after coupon & ECBs!
$1/1 Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner Or Styling Product, Any – 08-23-09 RP
$1/1 Herbal Essences shampoo, conditioner, styling product, or haircolor – 09-13-09 RP
$1/1 Head & Shoulders shampoo or conditioner, any (exclude trial size) – 08-30-09 PG
*Buy Clairol Natural Instincts Haircolor – $5.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household) – it’s like getting it for $.99 after coupon & ECBs!
$3/1 Natural Instincts Hair Color, Any One (clairol) – 08-30-09 PG
*Buy Claritin (24 hour Liqui-gels, 24 ct, tables, RediTabs, or 12 hour Claritin D 30 ct) – $19.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 2 per household)
$3/1 printable on coupons.com
$3/1 Non-Drowsy Claritin-D, any 10-count + – 08-30-09 SS
$4/1 Non-Drowsy Claritin, any 20 ct + – 08-30-09 SS
*Buy Degree Ultra Clear or Dove Ultimate Clear deodorant – 2/$7, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household) – pay 2/$3 after coupons and ECBs!
$1/1 Degree Men Or Women Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, Any – 08-02-09 RP
$1.50/1 Degree women fine fragrance mist/stick printable here
$1/1 Degree for women Ultra clear printable here
$1/1 Degree for men printable here
$2/1 Dove Visibly Smooth printable here
*Buy Garnier Fructis shampoo, conditioner, or styler – 3/$10, get a $1 ECB (limit 1 per household) – pay $2.25/each after coupons/ECBs!
.75/1 Garnier Fructis shampoo, conditioner, or treatment (excluding trial size) – 08-16-09 RP
*Buy 2 General Mills cereals (2/$6), get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household) – pay 2/$3 after coupons!
$1/2 General Mills cereals listed: Boo Berry, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp (any), Count Chocula, Dora the Explorer, Franken Berry, French Toast Crunch, Golden Grahams, Kix, Lucky Charms (any), Reese’s Puffs, Trix – All You, August 2009
.75/1 General Mills-Any Frosted Cheerios, Fruity Cheerios, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Banana Nut Cheerios or Yogurt Burst Cheerios Cereal
$1/2 printable coupon here
Various printables on coupons.com
*Buy milk – $2.49, get a $1 ECB (limit 1 per household) – THIS IS REGION SPECIFIC! (CHECK YOUR AD FIRST!)
*Spend $20 on Nexxus shampoo, conditioner, styler, or hairbrush, get a $10 ECB (limit 1 per household)
*Buy Purex Ultra Concentrate liquid laundry detergent – $3.49, get a $1 ECB (limit 5 per household) – it’s like paying $1.49 after coupons/ECBs!
$1/1 Purex Natural Elements detergent printable here
*Buy Scope Outlast Mouth rinse or Crest toothpaste with Scope Outlast, get a $2 ECB (prices start at $4.89, limit 1 per household) – pay $1.89 after coupons/ECBs!
$1/1 Crest Premium Paste: Crest Multicare, Extra Whitening, Whitening Expressions, Any Whitening Plus Scope, Any Vivid White, Sensitivity, Any Pro-Health, Or Weekly Clean, Any 4.2 Oz. + – 08-30-09 RP
*Spend $6 on Suave shampoo, conditioner, styler, or body wash, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/2 Suave shampoo or conditioner printable here
*Buy 2 Children’s cold and flu remedies (Tylenol/Motris/Sudafed), get a $3 ECB (prices start at $6.49) – get 2 for $6.98 after coupons/ECBs!
$3/2 Infants Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol, Children Tylenol Cold Product, Infants Motrin, Children’s Motrin Product – 09-13-09 RP
BOGO FREE DEALS:
*CVS Pharmacy batteries
*CVS Pharmacy Powerflash disposable camera
*Gatorade or Sobe
*Jack’s Links jerky, nuggets, or tender cuts
FREE Jack Link’s Flamin’ Buffalo Chicken Nuggets, 6.2 oz or larger – from 8-28 All You Magazine (get 2 packages for free with this coupon)
*Nature’s Bounty or Flex-a-min
$1/1 Nature’s Bounty Vitamins and Supplements, Any – 08-23-09 RP
$1/1 printable here
$1/1 printable on coupons.com
*Revlon cosmetics (PSA $1.99)
$1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic Product, Any – 08-16-09 SS
*Cheez-It crackers – 2/$5 – $1.75 after coupon
.75/1 Cheez It Whole Grain Crackers
CVS $/$ COUPONS
**Get a $5/25 CVS printable coupon by completing the Ready-fill quiz here (it appears in the scrolling ads toward the top in the middle of the page – you can use it ONCE only)
**Get a booklet with 2 $4/20 coupons from the pharmacy when you ask about their ReadyFill program
**Register your card with your e-mail address at CVS.com and get a $4/20 plus other valuable e-mail coupons
Click here to find out how to get a $25 gift card with a transferred prescription.
The following scenarios are for people who are new to shopping at CVS and have few (or no) ECBs to start with. (These are just ideas….you do not have to follow this exact order and you can skip some items if you do not want/need them):
You’ll get $12.96 in commonly used household items for $3.97 OOP!
Buy 1 Colgate Total toothpaste – $2.99
Use $1/1 coupon
Spend $1.99 OOP, get a $2 ECB
Buy 1 Reach toothbrush 2 pk – $3.99
Use $2 Reach toothbrush coupon
Use $2 Colgate ECB (they will have to adjust it down to $1.99)
Spend $0 OOP, get a $2 ECB
Buy 1 Purex detergent – $3.49
Use $2 Reach ECB
Use $1 Purex printable
Spend $.49 OOP, get a $1 ECB
Buy 1 milk (if your area is participating in this promotion) – $2.49
Use $1 Purex ECB
Spend $1.49 OOP, get a $1 ECB
My transactions for the week: (I’m down to $14 ECBs on my card right now) $39.39 in merchandise for $1.49 OOP, $10.99 in ECBs left to spend
Buy 1 Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste – $2.99
Buy 2 Dyna Pep energy micro-shot – $4.99/each
Buy 1 Reach toothbrush (2 pk) – $3.99
use $1 Colgate coupon
use $2 Reach coupon
Total before coupons = $13.96 – pay w/ ECBs (they will have to adjust them down), get $13.98 in ECBs back
Buy 2 Reach toothbrush 2 pks – $3.99/each
Buy 2 Purex Ultra Concentrate liquid laundry detergent – $3.49/each
Buy 2 Jack’s links
Use BOGO free reach coupon
Use 2 $1 Purex printables
Use Free Jack’s links coupon
Total before coupons = ~ $22.94 (I’m estimating that the Jack’s links are around $3.99, but I don’t know for sure)
Total after coupons = $8.97 (pay w/ ECBs), get $6 in ECBs back (and I still have a $4.99 ECB left as well)
Buy 1 milk – $2.49
Use $1 ECB from Purex
Spend $1.49, get $1 ECB back
Frequently asked questions:
Do you really do multiple transactions at your stores?
I usually have $20-30 ECB on hand, so I don’t have to break up my transactions as much as I did when I first started, but when I was getting started, I would do multiple small transactions and even now sometimes if I am doing several deals, I have to break things up. If you are doing multiple transactions, I recommend that you let the cashier know up front that is what you are planning to do. If there are several people in line, let them go in between your transactions. This gives you time to clip your ECBs and get prepared for your next transaction.
My store was out of all the freebie items first thing this morning. Can I get a raincheck?
This all depends on your store. I have contacted corporate about this before because some stores in my area give rainchecks and others won’t. According to corporate, this is up to the individual stores.
I bought the wrong item or I bought the RIGHT item and my ECB didn’t print. What can I do?
If you bought the right item, show the store clerk your ad and your receipt. They should be able to manually print your ECB at the store. If they don’t know how, you can call customer service and they can add one to your account that will print within 48 hours (you have to wait 48 hours from your purchase time to do this so they can “see” your transaction in their computer).
If you bought the wrong item and didn’t receive ECBs, you can do a return and purchase the correct item. If you paid using ECBs, they will have to give you money on a gift card.